3903 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-3417
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Great Music at St. James'

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ST. JAMES' IN-THE-CITY

The Rev. Dr. Kate Cress, Rector
Canon James Buonemani, Organist & Director of Music
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

3903 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California   90010

Concert Office: 213/388-3417 ext. 200
Music Office: 213/388-3015

Email: GreatMusic@SaintJamesLA.org
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We are located in the Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles, two blocks west of Western Ave. Ramp accessible.

Metro: Purple Line: Wilshire/Western station, then walk two blocks west.

Welcome to Great Music at Saint James’

2018-2019  Season

Canon James Buonemani, Organist and Artistic Director
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

Welcome to Great Music at Saint James’

2018-2019 Season

Canon James Buonemani, Organist and Artistic Director
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

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Sunday 14 October 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Oliver Brett


Sunday 28 October 2018

7:30 PM
Compline

Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 11 November 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Todd Wilson


Sunday 27 November 2016

7:30 PM
Compline
Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 9 December 2018

7:30 PM
An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols

The Choir of St. James’ sings Advent carols and music from Gregorian Chant to the present day. Join us for this annual tradition in the style of King’s College, Cambridge. (Please note the later start time). Freewill offering. This service replaces Evensong.


Sunday 13 January 2019

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Kevin Duggan


Sunday 10 February 2019
4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Benjamin Straley


Sunday 24 February 2019

7:30 PM
Compline
Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 14 April 2019

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Tom Mueller


Sunday 12 May 2019
4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureats Organ Series
Amanda Mole


Programs subject to change.

 

Please visit “Friends of Great Music” to make a donation to assist our musical offerings.

 

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ADVENT PROCESSION OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM (please note the new start time), the Choir of St. James sings an Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols. The style of this service originated at King’s College, Cambridge, England, in 1934 and was composed by Dean Eric Milner-White, who had also been responsible nine years earlier for beginning the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. In his Preface to the Advent service, Dean Milner-White wrote: “In the old English liturgies, the Advent Offices made a preparation for the coming of our Lord to the earth far more vivid and eager than those of our present Prayerbook.” One purpose of this service is “not to celebrate Christmas, but to expect it.”

Musical selections include the Great “O” Antiphons, chanted in plainsong by the choir, and the congregational singing of the hymn “O come, O come, Emmanuel”, a recapitulation of these antiphons in poetic form. Additional music represents composers from throughout the history of western church music, concluding with our annual rendition of Los Angeles composer Morten Lauridsen’s renown “O magnum mysterium.” (This service replaces this month’s Evensong) Freewill offering.

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SOLEMN EVENSONG

Evensong in an Anglican Church is a magnificent act of worship. Sung daily since the sixteenth century, this service is one piece of the total worship of God offered by Christian people at every hour of the day and night in every part of the world.

Drawn almost entirely from the Bible, its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer and obedience.

The Choir of St. James’ is pleased to offer the Los Angeles community the uniquely Anglican service of Evensong in the style of the great English Cathedrals on the second Sunday of the month, October through May at 4:30 PM (with the exception of December, which features Lessons and Carols at 7:30 PM)Freewill offering.

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INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES ORGAN SERIES

For twenty-two seasons we have been honored to host many of the most distinguished organists from throughout the world. This season we welcome British organists Oliver Brett and Kevin Duggan and American organists Tom Mueller, Benjamin Straley, Amanda Mole and luminaries Todd Wilson and David Higgs.

We invite you to experience great organ music played on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ (originally built in 1911 by Murray M. Harris). Comprising over 5,000 pipes in total, the organ is an important part of Los Angeles musical history and takes its place among the country’s most important and magnificent instruments.

These recitals are offered as a gift to the community free of charge, and we are grateful to the Ahmanson Foundation and our Friends of Great Music for their continuing support.

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SILENCE AND MUSIC – COMPLINE

Drawn from the most contemplative of the monastic offices begun in the middle ages, this candle-lit choral service offers music from Gregorian Chant and early polyphony to the contemporary music of modern mystics. An offering of thanksgiving and a plea for peace, the voices of the Schola Cantorum of St. James’ presents three Compline services this season: on the fourth Sundays of October, February and March. Freewill offering.